Are you willing to buy the Samsung Galaxy A80 but still not sure whether it is worth the thousands of naira or not?
Don’t worry; we are here to help you with that!
All you need do is to take enough time to read this straight-to-the-point review of the mid-range device below.
Samsung Galaxy A80 Price in Nigeria
You can get this device anywhere you want across the 36 states between the price range of 215,000 to 220,000 Naira. It is also available online.
- Display – 6.7 inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen with 1080 X 2340 pixels resolution, 393 ppi pixel density
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (Dual-core 2.2GHz, hexa-core 1.8GHz)
- Front Camera – N/A
- Rear Camera – 48-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2, ultra-wide) + 3D depth sensor triple rear cameras
- RAM – 8GB
- Internal Memory – 128GB [not expandable]
- Battery capacity – 3700 mAh
- Fingerprint – Yes, on-display
- Operating System – Android 9.0 (PIE) with skin One UI
- 4G LTE – Yes
- Weight – 220 grams
- Colors – Angel Gold, Ghost White, Phantom Black
- Release Date – April 2019
Samsung A80 Pros
Some of the strong points of the Samsung a80 are highlighted below.
Unique Design and Quality Build
Samsung seems to be using same design template in most of her mid-range Galaxy A series, which is either Infinity-V or Infinity-U display or gradient glasstic rear panel.
However, Galaxy A80 looks much more different and unique. It is the first Samsung phone to offer the New Infinity display, a display type that that comes with no notch or punch-hole cutout.
It is almost 100% bezel-less with extremely thin bezels of the top and sides as well as a very slim chin. What this indicates is that the front of the Galaxy A80 is almost purely display.
In addition to the above, it is worthy to point out that the back of this device is covered by a tough Gorilla Glass 6 while its display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 for improved durability.
Although this material looks great on the device, but you may not like the fact that the display can easily get damaged if the phone mistakenly slips off your hand.
Apart from the Galaxy A80’s design, another that issue worth discussing is its size. The device is quite tall, massive, and bulky.
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It measures 165.2 x 76.5 x 9.3mm and has a heavy weight of 220 grams, which could be an extra burden to you, especially if you are accustomed to using smartphones with lighter weight.
This is not really a problem though if you love viewing graphical contents in a tall and immersive display.
Yes, Galaxy A80 boasts of a unique design, but this does not rule out the fact that the device lacks some important features, such as the regular 3.5mm headphone jack, earpiece, and also it does not support storage expansion, which means you can only get support for two nano SIM cards.
Motorized Camera for Excellent Photography
This is the most intriguing feature in the A80 – its rotating camera.
The device sports a unique, motorised triple camera system that serves as both rear camera and selfie camera.
The device is equipped with a 48MP f/2.0 Sony IMX586 main sensor for crisp and detailed high-resolution photos, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera as well as ToF (Time of Flight) lens for depth mapping.
Basically, these rotating camera system are located on the back of the device, but immediately you switch to the selfie mode, the cameras will flip to the front while the top back panel rises up.
This is done probably because the manufacturer wants to make it a smartphone with full-screen display.
Furthermore, the primary camera of this device shoots 12MP resolution by default, and of course you may decide to opt for raw 48MP mode simply by changing the aspect ratio to 3:4H.
By so doing, you will be able to capture bright and attractive photo, both in daylight and lowlight scenarios.
On the other hand, the 12MP mode lets you capture quality photography with impressive dynamic range, contrast and exposure, especially in daylight situations while the 8MP ultra-wide angle mode and ToF camera allows for decent landscape and portrait shots respectively.
Some of the unique features that could help enhance the overall quality of your photography includes but not limited to night scene, autofocus, AI HDR, time-lapse, slow-motion, EIS, LED flash support, Portrait video mode, Scene Optimiser, Flaw Detection, to mention but a few.
Although the motorised triple camera system is unique and innovative, it is equally important to point out that it is still not a perfect solution yet.
For instance, the cameras may take a few seconds to fully rotate to complete, which is slower than the camera system in most other devices.
Another drawback of this camera system is that it is highly susceptible to damage, dust and particles since it moves frequently.
Again, the device’s LED flash is not supported in selfie mode, and the implication of this is that you will always resort to the display flash whenever you are capturing selfies in low-light situation.
Stunning Bezel-less New Infinity Display
As earlier said, A80 is the very first Samsung device to sport the New Infinity display.
This modern display comes with a complete full-screen without any notch, bezel or hole punch cutout to help increase the screen-to-body ratio.
To be specific, Galaxy A80 is equipped with a large 6.7-inch FHD+ (2400×1080) Super AMOLED display that delivers excellent visual experience with its vibrant and punchy colours.
The screen is distraction-free and also supports Widevine L1, which means you will be able to load visual contents like games and videos or stream content on leading online media sites like Netflix, Prime Video, etc. – all in true HD resolution.
Just like you’d expect from a leading manufacturer like Samsung, the Galaxy A80 boasts of good brightness levels and excellent viewing angles, which lets you operate your device even under peak sunlight.
In addition to that, the device also comes handy with some features which you can tweak to make the screen quality suit your current preferences, such as adding a blue light filter, dark mode, among others.
Perfect for Gaming and Runs Smoothly
A80 is powered by the Qualcomm’s newest mid-range processor, the Snapdragon 730G alongside Android Pie 9.0 OS, One UI, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage – all of which delivers the speed and efficiency your device needs to multi-task and load graphically-demanding apps/games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 even on high graphics.
Having said that, one of the major drawbacks of Samsung A80 is that its internal memory [128GB] is non-expandable, which means you have a limited storage space.
This is not fair enough, especially when considering the fact that some other competing products offer better storage capacity and memory card slots for external storage e.g. Honor View 20 (256GB), Samsung Galaxy S10 (512GB), Black sharl 2 (256GB), among others.
Fair Battery Life
Being a large display phone, one would’ve expected Samsung to equip this device with huge battery capacity, but reverse is the case.
The Galaxy A80 sports a 3,700mAh battery, which is decent enough to take you through a full day before a re-charge would be required [depending on your level of usage]. The device also supports 25W fast charging, which lets you charge your phone as fast as possible – less than 2 hours.
Samsung A80 Cons
Some of the drawbacks of the A80 are highlighted below.
- Lacks 3.5mm headphone jack
- No Water/dust proof
- Poor low-light camera performance
- Face unlock is missing and fingerprint sensor is sluggish
- Large, heavy and slippery
- Undependable battery life; just 3700mAh
- Does not support Memory card Slot.
Now, i think you’ve got to agree with me that this is a great device with lot to offer. But is samsung galaxy a80 price in Nigeria at over 200k a good value a money? I will let you decide that. Feel free to make use of the comment box though.